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Fedor Soder Research

Many people of Wendish descent know the name Fedor Soder, the man who gave his name to the community of Fedor, Texas. Dr. George Nielsen, Rev Gotthilf Birkmann, Rev. Robert Hartfield, and Dr. George Engerrand, among others, have mentioned him in their research. Thought to be Jewish, he...

27th Annual Wendish Fest on September 27

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Sunday, September 27 for our “27th on the 27th”! The daylong event begins with church services at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 8:30 a.m. (English worship service) and 10:30 a.m. (German worship service) with Rev. Dr. Curtis P. Giese,...

Family History Workshop

We are offering another chance for you to work on your own family history with expert guidance from Weldon Mersiovsky, who has many years’ experience in conducting genealogy research. Cost for the workshop is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Bring a sack lunch, your laptop, and...

Quarterly Membership Meeting

Following a brief business meeting, we will continue the theme of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War as we hear from Walter Penk, acclaimed Veterans Administration researcher into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Walter will share with us his knowledge of PTSD and its...

Note from the Executive Director

Hi There! We are having a wonderful summer here at the Museum with visitors flocking to Serbin to see us! We are also having a great number of tour groups – most request a meal (sausage, sauerkraut, homemade noodles, etc.) which is a real treat for them! Noodle...

The Texas Wendish Renaissance

The Wendish language and the awareness of being Wendish were slowly dying in the minds of the descendants of the Wends who migrated to Texas. Rev. Herman Kilian wrote the last Wendish obituary on the occasion of the death of Emma Christiana Schubert on 15 May 1906. It...

Volunteer Corner

We happily say Witajće k’nam to our newest volunteer, Chloe Jane Graefe. Chloe is eleven, lives near the Museum and is a very willing worker! Chloe enjoys being here at the Museum and likes meeting & greeting our visitors while she learns more about the ways of the...